Asthma is a condition in which the muscles of the air
passages go into spasm, making breathing difficult and resulting in a wheeze.
Attacks may be triggered off by an allergy to dust, pollen, many other common
substances, by over exercise or by nervous tension. Regular asthma sufferers
usually carry their own medication in case of attack.
Reassure and calm the casualty.
Advise the casualty to sit down,
lean slightly forward, resting on elbows on a support such as a table.
Ensure a good supply of fresh air.
Allow the casualty to take their
own medication as prescribed by a doctor.
If the symptoms persist, seek
medical aid, i.e.. Call an Ambulance.